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Plan of Attack (Patrick McLanahan #12)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  1,365 ratings  ·  27 reviews
The destruction of a Russian air base by robotic U.S. warplanes has reawakenedthe bear -- and America must pay a terrible price. In retaliation, Russia's leader launches the most devastating military sneak attack since Pearl Harbor, decimating America's strategic air forces. Now an embattled U.S. president must choose between two horrific scenarios: a cease-fire on the ene ...more
ebook, 560 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published May 11th 2004)
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Jeff Brateman
Overall this storyline of Patrick McClanahan is just silly. I just don't understand creating an alternative universe and timeline (see Back to the Future 2 for clarification), but referencing things from one universe in the other. For example, this book references all the world events that happened in previous books, which was a crazy depiction of the world, but the author then decides to mention 9-11 as a source of something. I think it references the alternative universe by mentioning all the ...more
I felt that this book is really bad on so many levels. First, is it really likely that the post-soviet Russia, deep in debt and with its military rusting in storage, could assemble a massive bomber force to attack the US? And even if such a force was raised, how it could get to the American coast without being detected by US intelligence, satellites, or radar? Even more curious, how could NORAD have virtually no fighters on the West Coast, when so many Air Force squadrons are based there along w ...more
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I liked this book better than the last couple of books in the series. It was full of action and a real page-turner without some of the "out there" stuff that I felt made the prior books a bit more unbelievable. Between this series and the "Dreamland" series of books I still have plenty of Dale Brown books to read before I run out.
Another unrealistic but interesting addition to the series. Although entertaining, the plausibility of having such an egocentric maniac at the head of the Russian government was a little far fetched to me. This was a deviation from Brown's normal pattern of keeping things not so far fetched (with the obvious exception of weapon systems). The character was one you love to hate. A always, I felt like the book ended too fast in one furious battle with not a lot of follow up except in retrospect. St ...more
Joe Noonan
It took awhile to get into because there was a lot of military hardware jargon but the story picked up and was pretty exciting. Very good read for those that like Clancy
I've enjoyed Dale Brown's books. This is the second one I've read which has kept me engaged through out the story. His writings makes me feel I'm right there in the battles.
An average read for me. Seeing that I jumped into this book and it was near the end of the story arch, not sure of who some of the players were. Not as good as Dreamland:Retribution though.

On to finishing Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Not much worth reading here. Too much emphasis on military gear. Too much outlandish futuristic stuff, and the plot was pretty weak. McLanahan comes off as a wacko for most of the book, ignoring orders and doing as he pleased.
Halfway into the book I wanted to give it six stars out of five. But, as quite a few of Dale Browns books, the buildup is better than the solution. Still a very good book. Could easily have been supergreat!
Another unbelievable, excellent fantasy from Dale Brown. There is an abruptness here not seen in other stories and a fairly unbelievable and logistical plot nightmare, but overall this is well worth the read.
Another fine book in the McLanahan series. Although the events in the storyline are a little far fetched, thats why it is called fiction. I would recommend to anyone who likes military fiction
Mark Latham
This book so far, is just plain, AWESOME! I love his books, as I am into the war/action genre, I'm currently writing my own war/action book at the moment, Dale Brown is an inspiration to me!
Nov 21, 2008 Jami rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: guys
Recommended to Jami by: received randomly in a bag of books from brother in law
The story was interesting, the fight scenes were great, however there was Way too much technical information. It was very repetetive and disrupted the flow of the text.
Bill Klanderman
It was a kind of weird book, but at the same time it was hard to put down. Guess that means I liked it. I will read the twelve, the next book in the series.
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Doug Heerema
My first Dale brown book. Didn't know I was starting at the end of the series, but it was a good read and entertaining.
Angel Serrano
Excesivo despliegue de datos técnicos sobre armamento actual y futuro hacen pesado el libro.
Fast paced; technical. Believable and scary.
Vaidik Dalal
Breathtaking .. End was a bit less dramatic
Elly Wendy
Oops. Not for me at all.
Gryzlov you jack ***
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Former U.S. Air Force captain Dale Brown is the superstar author of eleven consecutive New York Times best-selling military-action-aviation adventure novels: FLIGHT OF THE OLD DOG (1987), SILVER TOWER (1988), DAY OF THE CHEETAH (1989), HAMMERHEADS (1990), SKY MASTERS (1991), NIGHT OF THE HAWK (1992), CHAINS OF COMMAND (1993), STORMING HEAVEN (1994), SHADOWS OF STEEL (1996) and FATAL TERRAIN (1997) ...more
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